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Mar 30, 2013 4:00am PDT
. columnist dana millbank in today's "washington post" points out obama made an impassioned bid this week to revive prospects for gun control legislation but it's difficult to escape the conclusion that his efforts come too late. as dana says harry reid had to drop the plans for legislation on the assault weapons ban, and large clips because the support wasn't there, would that have happened regardless of the president maybe not having been pushing this agenda as he should have been? >> well, i think it would have happened regardless of any president. i mean the truth of the matter is that the nation's attention span is -- we -- it's very thin and we've forgotten pretty quickly. so i think that's why you saw the white house and the president this week sort of on this reminder tour, not just on gun control, but on immigration,age other things. you know, he spent so much time focused on sequestration and he was in israel last week he sort of aimed to bring it back this week and say, hey, we haven't forgotten. these are still my priorities. but you know, congress and washington does mov
Apr 6, 2013 9:00am PDT
tobacco tax to pay for a universal pre-k program. >>> president obama has apologized to kamala harris for calling her the best looking attorney general in the country. he made the comment thursday at an off-camera fund-raiser near san francisco. >>> and joining me now, washington bureau chief for usa today, susan page, and reuters political reporter andy sullivan. and with a welcome to both of you, saw soon, by the way i love your tweet out there saying i'm going to talk sex and politics at with al elects at 1:00. we have jay carney on the president's apology. >> he called her to apologize for the distraction created by his comments, and, you know, they are old friends and good friends, and he did not want in any way to diminish the attorney general's professional accomplishments and her capabilities. >> conventional wisdom here, susan, did the president need to apologize? >> that's what i asked in the tweet. a lot of people saying, no, it's ridiculous he had to apologize. it's not like he said the worst thing in the world. on the other hand, why does this cause a reaction? bec
Mar 31, 2013 9:00am PDT
column in yesterday's "washington post" that said, quote, obama made an impassioned bid to revive prospects for gun control legislation but it's difficult to escape the conclusion that his efforts come too late, end quote. do you think then that there was ever a time line that was out there that he is not making or meeting at the moment? >> well, i'd love to be wrong but this is certainly the sentiment in town right now suggests nothing substantial is really going to occur in terms of background checks. it will be some watered down version of that if anything gets through at all. an argument could be made maybe this was inevitable and it wasn't going to work regardless, but it seemed that there was a window of opportunity right after the newtown massacre when the nra was back on its heels and the public opinion was really focused and it seemed that if things were brought to the congress right away then instead of studying it and allowing people to go home for the holidays, it's possible we would be in a better place than we are now. >> what's your thought about the time line and t
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